Very likely. To be honest man, when I first bought GIT I was a bit surprised by how much hype it gets. It's nice, it's just not THAT nice. I can't help but think that maybe you're falling into the same trap. There's no reason whatsoever to buy this if you don't like it just because a bunch of people on basenotes are saying it's good. There are other Creeds that are quite nice, maybe there's a way to sample those?